Internationally renowned Murdoch lecturer speaks to National Defence College January 27, 2017 Professor Makinda (left) lectured at the prestigious National Defence College in Oman (Image: Waleed Alwahaibi) While many Western Australians were celebrating New Year’s Day, Murdoch’s Professor Sam Makinda was busy lecturing at the Sultanate of Oman’s prestigious National Defence College (NDC) in the Arabian Peninsula. The College instructs senior military officers and government officials in defence and international security affairs, offering a Master’s degree in “National Security and Defence”. Professor Makinda, a leading academic in global security and terrorism and founder of Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism studies at Murdoch University, was invited to give two presentations on January 1 and 2 to the 33 course participants. Professor Makinda presented lectures on topics that fall within his research area, namely “Security in the Horn of Africa” and “The role of the African Union in the security and stability of Africa”. Each presentation ended with a 45-minute Q&A session, chaired by the affable Air Commodore Nasir Al Zidjali. “The Omani course participants are some of the brightest people I have ever lectured to”, said Professor Makinda, who has taught at various universities, including the University of Oxford, the Australian National University, the University of Nairobi and the Australian Defence College in Canberra. “The questions they asked me reflected extensive research and strong interest in the subject matter. I was quite impressed in the dissection of my presentations.” The Professor of International Relations and Security Studies in the School of Business and Governance at Murdoch University also observed the NDC leadership was very professional and incredibly generous and hospitable. The NDC leadership group included the Commandant Major-General Salim bin Ali Qatan, Director-General of Studies and Academic Affairs Brigadier-General Mohammed Al-Saifi, and Head of Political and Defence Studies Lt-Col Juma Aljaradi. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Domestic students, Murdoch achievements, Schools, International, School of Business and Governance Tags: Australian Defence College, National Defence College, Professor Sam Makinda, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, higher education, oman, school of business and governance, security Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!